Giving every child the tools they need to succeed

Upcoming Events

August 22 Back to School!

We’re excited for the new school year! We join families, teachers, and friends to say “Welcome Back!” to the hundreds of young people in our program! Your support opens up a lifetime of opportunities for young readers!  

more... July 20 Oakland Reads 2020 Annual Network Convening

Our partners at the Oakland Literacy Coalition are planning for the annual summer convening and community celebration of Oakland literacy advocates! When adults connect, young people thrive! Wednesday, July 20 Jack London Aquatic Center 115 Embarcadero, Oakland 2:00-5:30PM

more... June 8 East Oakland Students Celebrate!

What a wonderful celebration! We were so happy to honor the students at Think College Now for their growth and work over the year. A special thank you to our friends at ABC7 who donated books to every Super Stars Literacy child and to the Oakland Zoo who provided special family passes!


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The Achievement Gap

Children from poor families enter school having been exposed, on average, to over 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.

A student who cannot read proficiently by 3rd grade is over 4 times more likely to drop out of school, which limits their own opportunities and continues the cycle of poverty in their communities

There is an almost 90% chance that a child who is a poor reader at the end of grade 1 will be a poor reader in grade 4.